FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Mike Smith went through additional health testing on Friday and announced that his heart is in fine condition, but did not reveal the discovered ailment.
“I want to be as transparent as I can be,” Smith said on Monday. “I did have a follow-up appointment and follow-up testing on Friday. The follow-up appointment revealed the cause of the problem that I was having in Charlotte. I want to tell you that it’s not my heart. My heart is fine. I am fine.
“The doctors have devised a medical plan to deal with the issues and I can assure you again, it’s not my heart. I am fine and I want to talk about the football team.”
After the Charlotte incident, Smith said he may have to make some lifestyle changes.
“It will not be anything that affects how I coach the football team,” Smith said. “I just want it to come to a conclusion. The testing and such that took place on Friday, we’ve got a way to deal with it and we’ll move forward with that.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog